A little-known game called PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds launched in version 1.0 just a few hours ago. And while Bluehole has been busy squeezing umpteen performance tweaks and optimisations in, PUBG is still a fickle beast in terms of performance. Fortunately, Nvidia is here to help with its latest GeForce 388.71 WHQL Game Ready Driver for PUBG.
Team Green claims “our new Game Ready driver, with further optimizations and tweaks, delivering the fastest and smoothest PUBG experience of any platform.” If you’re stacking it up against the Xbox One, the competition isn’t exactly tight though is it.
According to Nvidia, with the new 388.71 GPU driver, it’s now possible to player PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds at over 60 frames per second, on the High graphics preset, at 1080p screen resolution, with a GeForce GTX 1060.
We’ve also got our mitts on the recommended Nvidia GPUs for playing PUBG at 60 FPS. Naturally, if you’re wanting to go for 4K then you’ll need some serious graphics card firepower to back it up.
|Screen Resolution||Detail Level||Nvidia GPU||AMD Equivalent|
|1080p||High||GeForce GTX 1060||AMD Radeon RX 580|
|1440p||High||GeForce GTX 1070||AMD Radeon RX Vega 56|
|4K||High||GeForce GTX 1080 Ti||AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 CrossFire|
Other goodies in this driver release include support for CUDA 9.1 and application SLI profiles for Warframe. And, er, that’s just about everything. One for the hardcore PUBG player then, who’s perhaps after a few more frames in their battle royale of choice.
As always, you can grab the latest driver release directly from Nvidia’s site, or you can just auto-update through your current GeForce Experience installation.